Tour de France in La Rosière : July 2018
On Wednesday 18th July 2018, La Rosière – Espace San Bernardo will host the finish of the 11th stage of the Tour de France!
La Rosière has never organised a stage finish for this world-famous cycling race before, so we’re pulling out all the stops to host a suitably impressive celebration! The announcement was made by Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour, on Tuesday 17th October during the official unveiling of the route for the 2018 event. The crowds will be out in force for this exciting mountain stage, which promises to be one of the key tests of the 2018 Tour de France.
A demanding mountain stage
The 11th stage will set off from Albertville and pass through Beaufort, the Cormet de Roselend and Bourg-Saint-Maurice. The twenty cyclists will then have a steep climb ahead of them (1,000m ascent) up to the resort. That’ll get their thighs burning! In total, they will pedal 108km, making it a relatively short stage, but one that promises some spectacular action.
The climb up through the villages – winding through Montvalezan, Le Châtelard and Hauteville – is highly demanding and is sure to give rise to some fierce tussles between the climbers. It will also treat spectators to breathtaking views of the Haute-Tarentaise Valley. Some cyclists will already have tackled this climb in the resort’s uphill cycling races from Séez to La Rosière, which are organised every Friday during the summer season. The finishing line for this 11th stage of the 2018 Tour de France will be positioned in the resort centre, just in front of the Maison du Ski, and parallel with the bottom of Roches Noires Express chairlift.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 18th July 2018 for this major international event, the highlight of our summer season. A spectacular setting, cheering crowds and a fierce battle to the finish: it’s the recipe for a thrilling day of sport and entertainment!
Watch a video of the route for the 2018 Tour de France:
And see La Rosière on the official Tour de France website
List of the 2018 Tour de France teams
22 teams will take part in this year’s Tour de France: 18 UCI WorldTeams and 4 wildcards.
- AG2R La Mondiale (FRA)
- Astana Pro Team (KAZ)
- Bahrain – Merida (BRN)
- BMC Racing Team (USA)
- Bora – Hansgrohe (GER)
- FDJ (FRA)
- Lotto Soudal (BEL)
- Mitchelton- Scott (AUS)
- Movistar Team (ESP)
- Quick-Step Floors (BEL)
- Team Dimension Data (ZAF)
- Team EF Education First – Drapac P/B Cannondale (USA)
- Team Katusha – Alpecin (CHE)
- Team Lotto NL – Jumbo (NER)
- Team Sky (GBR)
- Team Sunweb (GER)
- Trek – Segafredo (USA)
- UAE Team Emirates (UAE)
- Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (FRA)
- Direct Energie (FRA)
- Team Fortuneo – Samsic (FRA)
- Wanty – Groupe Gobert (BEL)